If you want to build a ship
don't herd people together to collect wood
and don't assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the
endless immensity of the sea.
"Antoine de Saint Exupery"
Forest fires cause havoc for lots of reasons. But something you’ve probably never thought about is what they do to wine. Yep, they ruin it – grapes grown near forest fires make wine that tastes like ash, and it's only detectable after the finished product, which is far too late.
Warmer Climes Mean More Dime For Your Wine
The changing climate is a wildcard for vineyards. Temperature drastically affects the quality of grapes — rising temperatures increase sugar content and cause surprising flavor changes in wine made predictably from the same grapes for generations. Temperatures are soaring in wine regions such as the Alto Adige in Northern Italy, leaving grape farmers and winemakers unsure of when to harvest their grapes. . Click Right to Read On
Lebanon is among the oldest sites of wine production in the world. The Israelite prophet Hosea (780–725 BC) is said to have urged his followers to return to Yahweh so that "they will blossom as the vine, [and] their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon". The Phoeniciansof its coastal strip were instrumental in spreading wine and viticulture throughout the Mediterranean in ancient times. Despite the many conflicts of the region, the country has an annual production of about 600,000 cases of wine. Recently the sector has been witnessing an unprecedented growth. The number of wineries went from 5 in 1998 to over 30 nowadays.
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Bianca Bosker did what many only dream of - she quit her job to become a sommelier. But she quickly realised that being a wine expert is a lot more involved than just quaffing Merlot